Virgo is an earth sign, which comes with the assumption that this sign is well-grounded and stable; however, Virgo is also ruled by Mercury, which actually makes this earth sign more associated with the mental and psyche than the other earth signs (Taurus and Capricorn). As Mercury rules communication, speed, travel, and mental processes, it’s no wonder why this earth sign tends to get stuck in their own head.
As I mentioned in previous posts, when Virgo is balanced, they carry a steadfast laborious energy and never misses even the smallest of details thanks to their ability to quickly process information. However, when overwhelmed, Virgo can verge on mental overwhelm, which can cause them to spiral into anxiety or even a complete depressive shutdown. Because they are capable of downloading more information than most – like memorizing their entire to-do list, multitasking, & remembering everyone’s birthdays – they can easily pile on much more than they can handle, resulting in mental burnout. That’s why Virgo is also associated with health: self-care with a focus on mental health is important to keep Virgo in balance, otherwise they run the risk of carrying more stress than they can handle.
Additionally, because Virgo finds purpose in being helpful, their desire to be valued and loved through their servitude can make them labor tirelessly for love. This can result in an uphill battle of earning approval from others around them, which can be just as mentally exhausting as it is emotional. Virgo must learn to find other avenues of self-fulfillment outside of being useful to others.
You don’t have to be a Virgo sun, moon, or even rising to possess this kind of anxious energy. Sometimes your Mercury, Chiron, 6th house or 12th house on your birth chart can reveal the way you process information, deal with stress, or tackle your mental health.
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